Astropoetry Moments for Astronomy History (8): Praise to Omar Khayyam

Feb 12
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Nobody could be a genius in all,
but Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)
was an exceptional Persian mathematician,
philosopher, poet and astronomer,
who belonged to the Arabian culture
and left wonderful quatrains
and a significant contribution to the Jalali Calendar.

Perhaps we are evolved dust of stars
and the connection between
“the queen of sciences” and “the queen of arts”
is very strong in us,
but only he who really dare to feel it
could become a genius in complex humanism,
in both astronomy and poetry…
in astral sentimentalism.

Comments

    You need to be logged in to leave a comment

    Astropoetry Blog

    Jul 10

    For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (148): Inertia (21)

    By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (text), Valentin Grigore (photos) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

    MORNING STAR AND CAPRICIOUS SELENE (Targoviste, 4:55 and 12:17 Romanian Time, June 19, 2020) Venus and Moon Sickle, Exercise of flight And a wonderful conjunction Prolonged in the daylight.

    Read More..
    Jul 10

    For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (147): Inertia (20)

    By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (text), Valentin Grigore (photos) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

    When life seems to be empty, You have no reason to despair: Your friend the Sun smiles finely In phenomena, everywhere.

    Read More..
    Jul 09

    Seeking a Saturn Encounter

    by Connie S. Tettenborn

    After millennia of keeping our feet firmly fixed on her gritty sands, deeply mired in her soft clay, the earth lost her grip on mankind. First in balloons, then airplanes,...

    Read More..
    Jul 09

    On Planet Earth

    by Harley White

    On planet Earth the third from Sun the fate of humankind is spun. When on our journey we embark as dwellers here to make our mark there seems no calling...

    Read More..
    Jul 09

    For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (146): Inertia (19)

    By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (text and photos) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

    FOR THE PRINCESS OF THE LAKE Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe May 20 - June 8, 2020, Bucharest. In the Youth Park the princess of the lake agreed to...

    Read More..
    Jul 08

    For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (145): Inertia (18)

    By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (text and photos) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

    AMONG THE STORMS Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe June 10, 2020, Bucharest. The confused Morning Moon seemed to bring prolonged cloudy weather. Thus, after being a prisoner of the...

    Read More..